|Lunar Polar Volatiles Explorer Mission Concept Study - Chip Shearer|
The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of a mission to investigate the possibility of volatiles in permanently shadowed areas of the lunar poles -- the Lunar Polar Volatiles Explorer (LPVE). The overall science goals and objectives were provided as guidelines by the Decadal Survey Inner Planets Panel, with the goal of determining whether such a mission could be accomplished within a Principal Investigator (PI)-led mission cost cap (i.e., New Frontiers)...
Keywords: Moon; Lunar; NASA; Mission Concept Study; Volatiles; Polar
|Mars Polar Climate Concepts - Wendy Calvin|
Architectural survey study sessions were conducted to explore the degree to which science objectives, related to the study of the Martian climate via the record preserved in the polar-layered deposits, could be pursued by small (Discovery-class) to moderate (New Frontier's class) missions.
Keywords: Mars; NASA; Mission Concept Study; Decadal; Polar Climate